Photo by Tom Wilmshurst.

Front row, left to right: Lorri Perreault, Our Lady of the Angels Regional Director; Mary Romero, San Gabriel Regional Director; Sandra Yanez, San Fernando Regional Director; Alexandria (Sandi) Arnold, Chief Development and Communications Officer; Dan Grimm, Santa Barbara Regional Director; Monsignor Gregory A. Cox, Executive Director. Back row, left to right: Bruce Hackman, San Pedro Regional Director; Leland (Lee) Ratleff, Director of Human Resources; and Dan O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer. Not pictured: Brenda Thomas, Director of Intra-Agency Programs.

Executive Team

Executive Director

Rev. Monsignor Gregory A. Cox, M.Div., M.S.W., M.B.A.

Monsignor Cox holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University.

In May 1993, he was appointed Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. Prior to assuming this position, Monsignor Cox was a Regional Director of the agency’s Our Lady of the Angels Region. During his tenure as a Regional Director, he was instrumental in opening five community services sites which continue to provide a breadth of social services, including case management, referral services, and employment assistance to low-income individuals and families.

As Executive Director, Monsignor Cox is responsible for administering an annual budget in excess of $40 million and oversees five service Regions located in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Chief Financial Officer

Dan O’Brien
Telephone: (213) 251-3410
Fax: (213) 380-4603

Chief Development and Communications Officer

Alexandria Arnold, MS
Telephone: (213) 251-3495
Fax: (213) 251-3497

Director of Human Resources

Leland Ratleff, MA
Telephone: (213) 251-3414
Fax: (213) 251-3402



Intra-Agency Programs

Brenda Thomas
Telephone: (213) 251-3412

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYES)
Offers comprehensive job training services for youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24, including vocational training, paid internships, career planning, job preparation, placement into post-secondary education or advanced training, and support services under the Workforce Investment Act; job training, education, and career planning; and Summer Jobs programs.
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1010, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 736-5456
Toll Free: (888) INFOAYE or (888) 463-6293
Fax: (213) 736-5654; TTY: (800) 732-8598
TTY: (800) 732-8598

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
Coordinates interscholastic athletics for over 170 Catholic elementary schools in ten sports at Varsity, B and C levels, and provides a comprehensive coaching and officials’ certification program.
1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 251-3454
Fax: (213) 251-3552

Employment Support Partnership (ESP) (formerly Central Intake Unit)
Offers case management; life skills workshops; employment readiness and placement support to marginalized communities new to the U.S., including refugees, asylees, immigrants, and foreign born trafficking survivors.
4322 San Fernando Road, Glendale CA 91204
Phone: (213) 318-5716
Fax: (818) 502-2004 and

21600 Hart Street, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Phone: (213) 251-3586
Fax: (818) 883-4122

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Offers legal representation, community education and advocacy to poor and other vulnerable immigrants who are detained, or recently released from detention, including children and the mentally ill.
1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 251-3505

Immigration Services
Provides immigration consultation, naturalization, religious worker petition, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and family-based immigration services. This program is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals and uses accredited immigration counselors.
1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 251-3411

Refugee Resettlement Program
Delivers a full range of resettlement, early employment and family reunification services to refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking.
1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 251-3411

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P.O. Box 15095, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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